Hello, I’m Qj Kang from Malaysia. On a day-to-day basis, I work in the financial market, but my passion lies in the ocean and my hobby of underwater photography. I started scuba diving in 2010, after meeting a friend who inspired me to give it a go. Not long after in 2011, I purchased my first mirrorless camera, an Olympus EPL-5, to shoot underwater with. When I started scuba diving and underwater photography I had no idea where would take me, 12 years later I love it more than ever and have won multiple underwater photography awards in both macro and wide-angle categories.
I now have upgraded my gear and shoot on a Nikon D750 with Seacam housing. The biggest motivation for me to continue doing what I am doing is winning awards for my work and showing people the wonders of the ocean. If I were to choose only one diving destination to dive for the rest of my life, it would be ‘Earth’s Last Paradise’, Raja Ampat, a collection of Indonesia islands off the coast of Papua. I have fond memories of my best friend becoming my life partner at that beautiful place and also the amazing diving.
Barracuda Sipadan, Malaysia
Bluestriped fangblenny Pom Pom Island, Malaysia
Shrimp Mabul, Malaysia
Green turtle Pom Pom Island, Malaysia
Squid eggs Lembeh, Indonesia
Juvenile diamond filefish Mabul Island, Malaysia
Candy crab Mabul Island, Malaysia
Blue-ringed octopus Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia
Batfish Sipadan, Malaysia
Hawksbill turtle and anemonefish Mataking, Indonesia
Lembeh sea dragon Kapalai, Malaysia
Juvenile yellow boxfish Mabul Island, Malaysia
Find more from QJ on his Instagram @qj_scuba
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